The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 – 2011/01/04

Capybaras are delicate animals, much more so than you would expect from such large creatures, especially given that they are rodents. Continue reading to find out how you can help keep them healthy and happy in captivity. Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

A Capy Mother’s Song

Wild capybara mother with three babies

Tell us a story!

I left my mother when I was only seven days old. I know! Way too young. I don’t know why my mother’s people took me away from her, it just happened. But even so, I learned some things from her. Every baby capybara learns the Song of the Dangers from the very first day they are born. My mother used to sing it to me and my siblings as we went to sleep, which we did a lot in those days.

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June 2017 Update on Wesley and Fiona

Me scratching Wesley and Fiona through the fence

I miss you guys

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

I really miss Wesley and Fiona. They live at the Snake Farm in New Braunfels, Texas. I used to visit them every week in 2014, between the time Gari died and when I got Skipper. They helped me get through a hard time.

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Leaves of Grass

Mudskipper, a capybara, eating grass

Grass!

Grass!Today’s post is dedicated to grass. No plant deserves acclaim more than grass! Wonderous, tasty, soft, and green, grass is the food of the gods…or at least the of capybaras.

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In Memoriam: Cato Ross

Cato Ross, a young capybara

Cato Ross

Seems like there is a lot of sadness in the capybara community lately. Last week we lost a youngster, Cato Ross, beloved friend and companion of Laura Ross. Continue reading “In Memoriam: Cato Ross” »

House (un)Cleaning

Selfie of Mudskipper (Muddy) and Melanit (MelT)

Me and MelT, so happy together?

You almost never get to see a photo of me with MelT. To be honest, it’s because she embarrasses me. I can’t introduce her to my capybara friends, what would they say? “You poor thing! Having to live with that witch!” Well, it’s hard, but the hardest part is dealing with her fanatical cleaningContinue reading “House (un)Cleaning” »